Today was the first day back to normal. No more baking, no more Christmas preparation, no more post Christmas lazy days, no more husband home from work, no more time off school work. I’d love to be able to say that we started the day early, did chores, had a homemade breakfast before hitting schoolbooks. The reality is that I took all my morning vitamins (I’m fighting off a cold and thought I’d give my body everything I could to help fight it) on an empty stomach. Definitely not a great idea. So my morning started out with a bit of post-vitamin ick.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who experiences this, am I? You know, that feeling just after you swallow the last one that tells you that you probably should have eaten something first, or at least spaced out the
4, 5, 6 different vitamins you just swallowed in one gulp. So homemade breakfast turned into Cheerios all around. Chores? Well, Zach and Maddie let the chickens and ducks out around 9:00. We did get some schoolwork done, but it wasn’t the full day of scholarly activities that I had hoped for. I didn’t accomplish a lot. But I got some of the laundry done. Well, I got some of the laundry folded, but not quite put away. Does that count? Not much else was done. Silas was a little fussy this afternoon and I ended up napping for about a half hour. Attempting to potty train Sophie ended up with a lot of clean up and not much success. Zach and Maddie spent more time than I would have liked playing a video game. Dinner was a large salad and homemade mac and cheese with some diced leftover smoked ham thrown in. (Pretty tasty, by the way.)
So I guess we really did get back to our normal. Way more items on the “To Do” list than we actually get done. But it was a good day. And for that I am grateful.